NEW YORK LONGSHOREMEN REFUSE TO UNLOAD SOUTH AFRICAN SHIP
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 10, 1963
Press release announcing that longshoremen refused to unload the South African Pioneer in sympathy with the anti-apartheid picket line organized by the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) at Port Authority Pier 6. The press release quotes Anthony Scotto, President of ILA (International Longshoreman's Association) Local 1814; James Farmer, CORE National Director; and George Houser, Executive Director of ACOA. It says a joint statement by the three leaders referred to an AFL-CIO resolution that calls upon the United State government to institute economic sanctions against South Africa.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center